While Delta is gearing up for its first Airbus A330-900neo flights to Asian destinations, it has pushed back the launch of those flights.

According to RoutesOnline, the first flight that the aircraft will be deployed on – from Seattle to Shanghai-Pudong – was pushed back two weeks later from July 1 to July 15.

The Atlanta-based carrier will also use the aircraft on flights from Seattle to Tokyo-Narita and Seoul-Incheon, which were also rescheduled. The schedule for the introduction of the new A330-900neo on the Seattle-Seoul flights was pushed from August 1 to October 1, while Seattle-Tokyo from August 31 to October 27.

Delta has cited delays in deliveries due to the lack of supplies at the Airbus factory in France, saying on The Points Guy: “Because Delta is taking delivery of new A330-900neo aircraft later than initially expected, Delta will debut the industry-leading widebody aircraft on scheduled Seattle-Shanghai service on July 15 instead of July 1. Delta will work with customers on a case-by-case basis to find alternate flights if needed, but Seattle-Shanghai service will continue with Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.”


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